Winter Scene

Jan Griffier the elder (Amsterdam c.1645 – London 1718)
National Trust Inventory Number 247851

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1665 - 1718
Materials Oil on copper
Measurements 372 x 495 mm (14 5/8 x 19 1/2 in)
Place of origin Holland
Collection Ardress House, County Armagh (Accredited Museum)
On show at Ardress House, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, National Trust

This atmospheric scene was painted by Jan Griffier the Elder (c.1645–1718). Jan Griffier moved to London from the Netherlands soon after the Great Fire of London in 1666. He was admitted a 'free-brother' of London's Company of Painter-Stainers in 1677.

Griffier had his own yacht on the River Thames, from which he sketched scenery, and it appears he travelled widely between London, Windsor, Oxford and Gloucester. It is thought that he and his family sailed back to Holland in 1695 but were shipwrecked off the Dutch coast. Around ten years later the family returned to London.

Summary description

Oil painting on copper, Winter Scene by Jan Griffier the elder (Amsterdam c.1645 – London 1718).


On loan from a private collection

Makers and roles

Jan Griffier the elder (Amsterdam c.1645 – London 1718), artist

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Subjects Scenes of everyday life (Genre) (217)
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